Originally Posted by penngray
I run full house HD video and audio using 8 zone video/audio matrix switches ( I even can convert HDMI to component video!), I doubt you will have problems and if you do I would think the M15 has audio delay options.
The DVDO Edge does too
. I'm waiting for a good deal on those Reference 201/2 and not the one with the center channel on Amazon.com - I'm skeptical that I couldn't do better. Here's what I'm starting with:"Thumbs up Research Pays off: The Best "Pre/Pro" for the money NAD M15 + DVDO Edge + Sony S550
Big thanks to everyone that contributes to the AVS Forums! I just ordered my dream electronics set-up with every feature I could ever want and I didn't spend a ton of money. I wanted to share my components and I will update everyone with my findings so others can replicate my set-up if it performs as well as it should.
I just purchased a refurbished NAD Masters Series M15 pre/pro with a 2-year NAD warranty from Amazon.com for $1600, a DVDO Edge for $700 and a BDP-S550 for $379 (I also have a Tivo HD XL, Emotiva XPA-3, KEF IQ30s and a KEF IQ60c center on the way)
All you need is a Sony BDP S-550 Blu-Ray player to decode HBR/MA audio, a DVDO Edge to process video and to pass along the audio signal to the M15 via HDMI. With this set-up, you have all of the functionality of a $3,000+ AV pre/pro but you're going to get much better video processing, better sound quality (unless you're in the Anthem+ category and even then, SQ is debatable) and one of the best Blu-Ray players to hit the market. You can use the money that you save to buy a stand-alone active room correction device in the future too (they should be <$1,500 in the next 6 months at this pace)!
Threads to pay closer attention to if you don't want to settle by buying an Integra DHC9.9 or spending more on a "buggy" Cary Cinema 11a or the expensive, but near-flawless, Anthem D2v:
SSPs to ignore :http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=940065
Blu-Ray Players to research for DTS HD-MA capability :http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...8#post14323698
DVDO Edge :http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1051246
Not to mention that there shouldn't be any issues with the S-550 outputting Direct/PCM audio because it's all going out over HDMI with the Edge doing the separation of the DTS HD-MA signal.
What are your thoughts? Did I do a good job?"